The 2018 Sunshine State Scholars program was held last month in Orlando. Each of Florida’s school districts select their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Each of the scholars, along with their parents, traveled to Orlando for an extraordinary two-day program. This year’s program brought 100 high school STEM scholars together to conduct a “think tank” on tough Florida challenges.

The two-day program culminated with the Commissioner of Education honoring each scholar for their significant academic accomplishments and celebrated for the potential they represent for our communities and state.

In addition to bringing together the scholars to be honored by the Commissioner of Education, representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities met with the students and discuss higher education opportunities available to them in Florida.